Pope laments vocations ‘hemorrhage’

Speaking to the powerful Italian bishops’ conference Monday, Pope Francis tagged three “preoccupations” in the only country in the world where he rules as Primate: a “hemorrhage” of vocations, “evangelical poverty and transparency,” and the need for a “consolidation” of Italy’s sprawling number of … [Read More...]

No vocations this year in San Francisco archdiocese

The Office of Vocations for the Archdiocese of San Francisco has announced Holy Hours June 10, 3 p.m., at churches in San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin counties. “There will be seminarians and probably some discerners at the various Holy Hours, but it is open to everyone to come and pray for … [Read More...]

“A welcome and notable change is the increase in funding for mental health services”

On May 11, Governor Brown released the May Revision to his proposed 2018-2019 state budget, which includes billions more in revenues than he originally projected in January. Citing strong economic growth and a low unemployment rate, the Governor is now allocating an additional $8 billion to build … [Read More...]

Churches worth driving to

Name of Church St. Gianna Oratory/Holy Family Church Address 338 West University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85705 Phone number 520-303-8859 Website http://www.institute-christ-king.org/tucson/ Mass times Latin Tridentine Masses: Sundays, 8:30 at 10:30 a.m. (high Mass) Monday & Thursday, … [Read More...]

Bishops pressure House Majority Leader on DACA

In an open letter to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy that was printed in the Bakersfield Californian, Catholic leaders in California urged Rep. McCarthy to allow a House vote on critical legislation that would prevent the deportation of young people who were brought into this country as minors, … [Read More...]

Pope Francis names 14 new cardinals

Pope Francis on Sunday announced that he will create fourteen new cardinals in a Consistory scheduled to take place on June 29th. In the surprise announcement following his Regina Caeli address, the Pope noted that the places from which the new cardinals come “expresses the universality of the … [Read More...]

Troubled abortionist can only make Bakersfield abortion clinic worse

The FPA Women’s Heath abortion business in Bakersfield, California, has had its share of problems over the years, but now it is about to get worse. Deteriorating patient safety is already an urgent concern at this abortion business. What started out in 2012 as one or two calls per year for … [Read More...]

Appeals court won’t dismiss lawsuit against Daleiden

A federal appeals court rejected a pro-life effort to have Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit against the pro-life Center for Medical Progress (CMP) dismissed. The move ensures that the fight will continue over the undercover videos that revealed what many say is the abortion giant’s fetal organ … [Read More...]

Vatican issues new rules for cloistered nuns

The Vatican published an instruction Tuesday aimed at applying norms established in Pope Francis’ 2016 apostolic constitution on women’s contemplative orders, which emphasizes the need for networks of monasteries in contemplative life. The instruction states that all monasteries of nuns must be … [Read More...]

Planned Parenthood stands to lose millions

The Trump administration is preparing to announce on Friday a far-reaching change in how Title X family planning funds are awarded so that clinics that provide abortion services will no longer be eligible — a move that would effectively defund Planned Parenthood by millions of dollars. Under the … [Read More...]

Californians for Life endorsements

John Cox is fervently pro-life. He is polling well and has funds for a successful statewide campaign for Governor.  If there is ONE THING you can do to protect life in our state, it is to elect a pro-life Governor, who can veto all of the terrible attacks on faith, family, and life coming through … [Read More...]

“Confirmation isn’t a coming of age ritual”

The first step in our initiation into Christian life is the sacrament Baptism. In fact, because of your Baptism you are Christian. But in Catholic teaching, Baptism is just the beginning of a full life in Christ. For most children it is a gift to them from their parents while they are still … [Read More...]

Los Angeles archdiocese encourages parishes to care for foster youth

This month marks launch of Safe Families program at St. Andrew Parish, a collaboration between the parish, volunteers and child care professionals designed to support at-risk children and parents in need. This month the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ Office of Life, Justice and Peace is celebrating … [Read More...]

Baby bust

The United States just hit a 40-year low in its fertility rate, according to numbers just released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The 2017 provisional estimate of fertility for the entire U.S. indicates about 3.85 million births in 2017 and a total fertility rate of about 1.76 … [Read More...]